Thu 14 Nov 2019, 6.30–8pm
Cass Research Seminars:
Participatory Making


Room GSG-15
The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design
London E1 7TP

Yakutsk Siberia by Maiia Sivtseva

The video of Participatory Making is available to view here.

Two presentations on the topic of participatory making.

In the summer of 2019 Maiia Sivtseva spent a period of research in Siberia. As part of her research through design she built a community structure in Yakutsk and she will present a paper entitled Socio-cultural Initiatives through Collaborative Making in the Subarctic Climate of Yakutsk. Maiia is a PhD student at the Cass, in Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources. She is a Siberian architectural researcher, interested in imaginative sustainable architectural approaches and their application through collaborative construction in the Arctic regions. The construction workshop Growing Structures tested the possibility of integrating socio-cultural initiatives through collaborative construction with the local community in the Subarctic climate of Yakutsk. Based on communication with the local authorities and the community groups of Yakutsk, it was a mix of top-down and bottom-up approaches.

See more here: Yakutsk Siberia by Maiia Sivtseva

Dr Lucy Bullivant's current active research themes include deliberative democracy and participatory placemaking (Dugnad Days, for the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019, theme: Enough: the Architecture of Degrowth; the future of the high street for the many, not the few (Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Built Environment Fellowship proposal 2019); adaptive planning enabling social equity (second edition of her book, Masterplanning Futures, Routledge, 2012, winner of Book of the Year, Urban Design Group Awards, 2014, due to be published in 2020).

Lucy mentioned two documents in her presentation, and they can be downloaded from Google Drive by clicking these links - Dugnad Days: Action and  Reflecting on Dugnad Days.

The two 20 minute presentations will be followed by a chaired discussion between the presenters and the audience, with the objective of peer review and helping the presenters push their research forwards.

About Cass Research Seminars

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